2009 - User Conference - San Francisco
Enterprise PI – the Value of an Enterprise Agreement
Ron Kolz, OSIsoft Vice President, Americas will explain the OSIsoft Enterprise program and how customers realize significant business value from their Enterprise Agreement (EA). OSIsoft created the EA program for companies who need to take operations to real-time to enable a consistent view of plants and to leverage information for a competitive advantage. It takes companies out of the project mode and delivers a consistent level of PI infrastructure with an ongoing continuous PI tune-up. OSIsoft defined the data historian market 25 years ago, and we continue to evolve our technology to address customer needs. Enterprise customer RockTenn will discuss their experience once they became an Enterprise customer. They will show how PI addressed their business challenges of controlling costs, producing consistent & high quality paperboard, operating at maximum efficiency and driving process improvements via Six Sigma. RockTenn a leading manufacturer of paperboard, containerboard, consumer and corrugated packaging and merchandising displays in the Americas, with annual net sales of approximately $3.1 billion.
Ron Kolz is Vice President of Sales, Americas for OSIsoft. He has held various positions in sales, marketing and operations at OSIsoft during the past eight years. Prior to joining OSIsoft, he worked for Ernst & Young in management consulting and Bailey Controls (now ABB). Ron earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bob Anderson is the Director - Paperboard Resources Group at RockTenn. Bob has been with RockTenn for seven (7) years and manages a team of 12 process specialists who support the twelve (12) paperboard mills in areas of energy, stock prep, coating, engineering, maintenance, PI system management, environmental compliance and technical purchasing. Bob is also responsible for energy procurement and energy data management for all of RockTenn. Bob has over thirty (30) years of management and energy experience in the pulp & paper industry. Twenty years were with Champion International in power and utilities management positions at two integrated pulp and paper mills. Bob spent four (4) years with Enron providing commercial support for industrial cogeneration development and energy outsourcing. Bob holds a degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University.